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Old 01-23-2013, 05:10 PM   #10
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I'm still trying to figure out how to end up with working forks. I had it last Winter and then I made a small adjustment on something and it's not right again. I think it requires some innate understanding of what is happening and you know you are doing the right thing. I'll try again when it warms up.

So I'm not going to try and tell you how to do this. But I have one tip;

There is a part usually called the slotted nut. It is directly under the top clamp. It is part #7 in your diagram from the Southerngintelmen. It has a tapered edge on one side and the other side is wider. When you look at it you will notice that one way it bears on a wider area than the other way. Got it? The wide edge goes up to bear on the top clamp. The narrow edge goes down to bear on the inner race of the bearing. Often found installed upside down I do believe the correct way is the way I have described. I have it from several Gurus this is important but I really think it may not matter. Still they say it does so I do it that way.
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